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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (3): 351–386.
Published: 01 September 2005
...April London Isaac D'Israeli's contributions to the formation of literary history in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries remain unexplored, his voluminous writings mined for apt quotations rather than considered as significant in their own right. This article argues that his...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (3): 521–591.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Donald R. Wehrs This essay explores Shakespeare’s qualification of romance conventions as a significant event in Western literary history. It may be seen as part of a sustained challenge to the subordination of somatic and affective sense to intellectual, conceptual significance advocated...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 125–235.
Published: 01 March 2006
... Conditions: Tynianov as Genre Theorist,” New Literary History 34 : 553 -63. Eagleton, Terry 1983 Literary Theory: An Introduction (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press). Eichenbaum, Boris M. 1965 [1926] “The Theory of the `Formal Method,'” in Lemon and Reis 1965: 102 -39. 1975...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 453–483.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Ilya Kliger This essay explores the manner in which the persistence of literary forms in history has been addressed by the Russian tradition of Historical Poetics (Alexander Veselovsky, Viktor Zhirmunsky, Mikhail Bakhtin, Russian Formalism) and within a certain strain of Western Marxism (Georg...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 53–77.
Published: 01 March 2022
... topology. The article demonstrates how this notion works with respect to new places (the horse carriage), discourses (gastronomy), practices (gallantry), and events (revolts). Third, the article discusses how literary history reflects upon its own heterodox topoi and the constant risk of their becoming...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Sonja Laden This essay argues that the critical practice of New Historicism is a mode of “literaryhistory whose “literariness” lies in bringing imaginative operations closer to the surface of nonliterary texts and briefly describes some of the practice's leading literary features and strategies...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 107–136.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Daniel Candel Bormann The article analyzes the “fictional” worlds employed by literary historians with a tool grounded in possible worlds theory. The core of the tool's spatiotemporal framework is applied to four literary histories which cover the history of the novel from its beginnings...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 429–451.
Published: 01 September 2017
... system, with their scale and their concern with models of circulation, and those of postcolonial criticism and creolization theory, with their focus on hybridization and literary and cultural transformation on the periphery and mistrust of centripetal accounts of literary and cultural history...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 659–688.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Lauren Shohet Andrew Marvell's “Upon Appleton House” meditates on when and how forms and events become meaningful. The poem reveals the limitations of criticism that assumes rather than questions what constitutes history. Drawing on the literary-historical conventions of its inherited country house...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 325–356.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Yisroel). The second example consists in the parallels and intertwined literary histories of two writers, Yossl Birshtein (who was a member of Yung Yisroel) and the Hebrew writer Ya'acov Shabtai, in order to demonstrate the presence of Yiddish in Shabtai's poetic work and to discover an untold story...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 181–213.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the mapping of the literary field and literary history. © 2016 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2016 author interview literary field interview series positioning image construction literary portrait References Amossy Ruth 1998 “Autoportrait à deux voix: La nuit sera...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (3): 433–463.
Published: 01 September 2010
... with an illustration of how these insights can be used in literary history and interpretation. Crying, Moving, and Keeping It Whole: What Makes Literary Description Vivid? Elspeth Jajdelska University of Strathclyde, Eng­lish Studies Christopher Butler University of Oxford, Clinical Neurology Steve Kelly...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 211–224.
Published: 01 September 2014
... and practice, “postvernacular” language, and multilingual poetics. A brief overview of the essays in this special issue demonstrates the unique historical, linguistic, and literary features of Yiddish that offer new opportunities for exploring translation, poetics, hermeneutics, literary history, reading...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 519–548.
Published: 01 September 2017
... claims for disciplinary autonomy from the subsequently developed theoretical proposition that literature is an autonomous system. By establishing that Russian formalist literary theory emerged within a paradigm which understood (poetic) language as a product of history, the article counters...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (3): 501–568.
Published: 01 September 2006
... is used to show how Woolf's work evolved as a frame of reference for literary critics and essayists. Woolf's translation and publishing history is analyzed in terms of changing strategies and shifting interests on these fronts. Reconstruction of values that underlie judgments in reviews of Woolf's work...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (3): 327–360.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., and the neurologization of literary analysis, on the other. This article studies that twofold motif. It first sketches how neuronovels fit into the history of neurological fiction and fictional elaborations of brain-related issues. It then examines three aspects of several major neuronovels: narrativity, solipsism...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (2): 195–220.
Published: 01 June 2002
... to literature, this commentary addresses a number of issues related to, but also exceeding, the field of cognitive literary studies. These issues include the interrelation of the terms cognitive and literary and of human history versus evolution; the rhetoric and dynamics of paradigm change; the history...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 515–538.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Ingo Berensmeyer This article proposes media ecology—a combination of media studies and performance studies with literary and cultural history—as a research perspective for Shakespeare studies. In contrast to a hermeneutics of renewal—as evinced in both New Historicism and what has been called...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2010
... be extended to theater studies and theater history, focusing on the case of French clas- sical tragedy in the seventeenth century. Can classical poetics be regarded as a set of constraints? Rather than viewing the constraint as a literary technique, the authors argue that it is also relevant to other...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (4): 573–606.
Published: 01 December 2007
... 1986 “Introduction,” in Freccero 1986: ix–xvi. Joyce, James 1976 A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (New York: Penguin). Landy, Joshua 2001 “‘Les moi en moi’: The Proustian Self in Philosophical Perspective,” New Literary History 32 (1): 91–132. 2004a Philosophy as Fiction: Self...